Postdoctoral Scholar

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: University Park, ILLINOIS


Drs. Sy-Miin Chow, in collaboration with the Quantitative Developmental Systems (QuantDev) Group (, invite applications for a postdoctoral research scholar position focused on the application of innovative analytic methods for intensive longitudinal data. Successful applicants will work with Dr. Chow and other members of QuantDev in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at Penn State University to develop innovative dynamic modeling tools for analyzing irregularly spaced intensive longitudinal data. Primary responsibilities include conducting data analyses; developing and implementing dynamic modeling tools that promote broad usage; interfacing with investigators and potential collaborators, participating in interdisciplinary research groups; and preparing grant proposals, conference presentations, and scientific publications. PSU’s Department of Human Development & Family Studies is a well-established and highly regarded research unit comprised of faculty, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students. This postdoctoral position is supported by a federal grant from the National Science Foundation. The successful applicant will have contact with the exceptional resources of Penn State University, including administrative and software support staff, hardware and software, and some travel funding. The position is for one year beginning on May 1, 2017. Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral or health sciences, very strong methodological skills and interests, and an interest in behavioral and social science. Individuals with a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics with a demonstrated interest in the social, behavioral or health sciences will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated productivity in terms of published journal articles and scientific conference presentations, with interest and experience in developing and/or applying methods for longitudinal data. Interested applicants should upload (1) a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals, and experience; (2) a curriculum vita at; and send (3) two letters of professional reference to: Sy-Miin Chow, PhD, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For more information, contact Dr. Chow.

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